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Lidia is 25 years old and lives in the town of Chimore, in the province of Carrasco in the city of Cochabamba. She is in a common-law relationship with Daniel with whom they have three children. Lidia works in agriculture in a union called Progreso about 22.5 kilometers from the town of Chimore. She works with her husband and they produce plantains. Together with her husband they took a new path starting with nothing.

Lidia is requesting a loan for the implementation of plantain crops so they may have more income and be able to help their children finish their degree. She dreams of a better future for her children as she couldn’t finish her degree. Daniel wants his children to get a degree and to help people in the area.
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La Sra. Lidia tiene 25 años de edad ella vive en la población de Chimore, de la provincia carrasco, de la ciudad de Cochabamba, ella se encuentra concubinada con el sr. Daniel con la cual tiene 3 hijos, Lidia se dedica a la Agricultura en el sindicato Progreso a unos 22,5 km de la población de chimore, se dedica junto a su esposo ambos se dedican a la Producción de Plátano, ellos se volvieron a levantar junto a su esposo tomaron un nuevo rumbo en su camino empezó de cero. El préstamo que solicita Lidia es para la Implementación de Cultivos de Plátano y de esa manera podrá tener más ingresos y poder ayudar a sus hijos a terminar alguna carrera sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que ella no pudo terminar una carrera, pero él quiere que sus hijos si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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CIDRE is a Bolivian microfinance institution with a strong social commitment to the community. It works to provide quality financial services to rural and peri-urban borrowers, focusing primarily on agricultural loans for dairy farmers and micro-enterprises. CIDRE targets segments of the population that have not traditionally had access to credit, and invests in much-needed community development projects. It is currently working with coca farmers in the Chapare region to replace coca with less controversial crops. Get more involved by joining the Friends of CIDRE lending team.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lidia to implement plantain crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 20, 2014